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TB kills more people than any other infectious disease and is the leading killer of people living with HIV; about one in three deaths among people with HIV are due to TB.

The Global Fund provides 69% of all international financing for tuberculosis (10% of total available resources) and has disbursed US$6.6 billion for TB programs and US$2.1 for TB/ HIV programs as of June 2019. As the leading international funder of TB programs, the Global Fund is a critical partner in achieving the new targets set at the UN High-Level Meeting. 

See the results of these initiative and others in the fight against tuberculosis worldwide in the Global Fund’s Results Report 2019 .

GFAN Speaker Timur Abdullaev shares his insights as an HIV+ person who received lifesaving tuberculosis treatment from a Global Fund program with participants of the RESULTS International Conference. He is confident that we can...


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The Global Fund launched HER in 2018 to drive down HIV infection rates among adolescent girls and young women through partnerships with the private sector in 13 priority countries. This is just one of the programs that the Global Fund funds to promote gender equality and ensure that women and girls are able to take charge of their own health.

Working together with PEPFAR and other organizations, the Global Fund has increased our investments in adolescent girls and young women fi vefold in the 2017-2019 period, to US$200 million. The Global Fund’s matching funds program used US$55 million to mobilize an additional US$140 million for programs to reduce new HIV infections, violence, and unintended pregnancies among 1 million adolescent girls and young women in 13 hardest-hit countries: Botswana, Cameroon, Eswatini, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe.

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We are very pleased to announce that this year we have introduced two new Francophone Speakers to our Speakers Bureau, Marie Solange Ngoueko from Cameroon and Rachel Boyindjy from Togo.

French is available here .

Marie Solange Ngoueko

Marie Solange Ngoueko

Marie Solange is a mother of seven children and lives with her family in Yaounde, the capital of Cameroon. When she first moved to Yaoundé, all members of her household averaged three episodes of malaria each year and had no long lasting insecticidal nets. Marie Solange has been working for over eight years in community development with a focus o...


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Nous sommes très heureux d’annoncer que cette année, deux conférencières francophones se sont ajoutées à notre Bureau des conférenciers. Il s’agit de Marie Solange Ngoueko du Cameroun et de Rachel Boyindjy du Togo

English is available here .

Marie Solange Ngoueko

Marie Solange Ngoueko

Marie Solange est mère de sept enfants. Elle habite avec sa famille à Yaoundé, la capitale du Cameroun. Dans la première année de son arrivée à Yaoundé, tous les membres de sa maison souffraient en moyenne de trois épisodes de paludisme par an et ils n’avaient pas de MILDA.

Marie Solange œuvre depuis plus de huit ans dans le développement communautaire axé sur la gestion et la coordination des proje...


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In April GFAN Speaker Maurine Murenga visited Washington DC in the United States. 

Maurine visited many offices including both Republican and Democrat Senators and Congresspersons.  She also had an opportunity to meet with advocates during her stay in Washington.  This included a lunch event entitled “Global Fund and the Costs of Inaction” that was attended by representatives from over 15 organizations including ONE, UNAIDS, Malaria No More, Results, and of course the hosts, Friends of the Global Fight.

She shares with us below details about her trip and why the work of the Global Fund is so critical.

What was the purpose of your trip? Who invited you?

The purpose of my trip is to pitch for Global Fund replenishment and I was invited by Friends of the Global Fight


What do you think was the most important or impactful part of your trip?

Meeting the congr...


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The GFAN Speakers Bureau features advocates who have seen the impact of the Global Fund in their lives.  Speakers share the message of the importance of the Global Fund and are active advocates in their own communities for prevention, treatment and/or care for one or more of the three diseases.

In April Loyce Maturu visited Canada to speak with advocates, supporters and Members of Parliament.  She shared her message on the Global Fund and actively advocated for an increased pledge for the Global Fund from Canada. She also had an opportunity to testify before the House of Commons Finance Committee along side Françoise Vanni, Director of External Relations for the Global Fund and share her story. 

I visited Canada to build momentum, and to advocate by sharing the impact of the Global Fund so as to encourage Canada to continue investing within the Global Fun...


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